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Industry HRM Software
Founded 2005
Founder Dinseh Saparamadu
Sujee Saparamadu
Headquarters Secaucus, New Jersey
Key people
Sujee Saparamadu (CEO 2006 - present)
Products OrangeHRM open source, OrangeHRM Live, Orange AM.

OrangeHRM Inc. is a software company based in Secaucus, New Jersey. The company produces the human resource management (HRIS) solution, OrangeHRM, that is available both as an open source and an advanced hosted application (SaaS). OrangeHRM is released under the GNU General Public License.[1]

The company was established in 2005. Their first beta release, in January 2006, was the first open source HRIS. Today the solution has more than 1 million users and the company has partners in the US, Europe and Asia.

The architecture of the application targets small and medium enterprises. The functionality includes employee information management, employee absence management, recruitment management, employee performance evaluation and other HR management tools.


The co-founder and chief executive officer of OrangeHRM is Sujee Saparamadu. The organization started with four employees, which included one developer. OrangeHRM 1.0 which was released in March 2006, comprised features such as PIM, ESS, and reports modules, also enabling administarive users and ESS users to have different authority levels to the data in the application.

Over the next 6 years, OrangeHRM evolved into an HR solution with new modules and feature enhancements. In 2007, OrangeHRM was ranked as the fourth best solution in the category of enterprise projects and was among the top ten of all projects in the software development web site, SourceForge. During the same year, the application was made available in Russian, Spanish and Danish languages.

The company formed its first partnership with Canadian company Ross, making OrangeHRM services available to the Canadian market. Larry Stefonic, an international expert in escalating business growth, specifically in the software industry was made part of the OrangeHRM advisory board in 2009. In 2010, OrangeHRM launched its web-based HR management system, OrangeHRM Live.

David Axmark, a founder of MySQL AB and a developer of the free database server, MySQL, is on the board of directors.[when?]



OrangeHRM delivers the solution in the following editions:

  • OrangeHRM Open Source
  • OrangeHRM Live
  • Orange AM
  • Orange hrm professional

Each product derives from the same codebase. The solution runs on Windows and Linux. The latest stable release is version 3.1 (August 2013).

Add ons[edit]

OrangeHRM provides the following add-ons:

  • Theme change
  • LDAP
  • Expense tracker
  • Time-sheet
  • Report CSV extractor
  • Leave calendar
  • Notifications
  • Leave details CSV extractor
  • Recruitment details CSV extractor

And loads of other add-ons as specified on



Companies can request for customizations in the application to suit their requirements.


OrangeHRM offers support through the following 4 support plans: Starter, Silver, Gold and Platinum.


OrangeHRM provides online and onsite training in HR management techniques and the HRIS. OrangeHRM Online training is conducted via Cisco’s Webex, which allows small training groups to participate from any location. OrangeHRM On-site be conducted at any location upon request. This training targets large groups of trainees. Individuals who successfully complete the training session and sit for the examination are awarded a certificate of 'OrangeHRM Certified Administrator'.


OrangeHRM offers partnerships to those who are capable of providing support and customizations to OrangeHRM customers. The company partners are:

  • xTuple - USA
  • Ross - Canada
  • VHC Advance - Thailand
  • Identity Automation - USA
  • ProcessMaker - USA
  • First Rate - Afghanistan
  • SCsoft LLP - Singapore
  • ODED Transformational Technologies - India
  • K|P|K Ltd - Spain
  • Factor Humano - Costa Rica
  • Komunitas OrangeHRM - Indonesia
  • Cirrus Computing - Canada
  • Sigmasoft Technologies Corp. - Philippines
  • PT BUAS - Indonesia


  1. ^ "README.txt from the project's source code". OrangeHRM is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License... 

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